ERIC Number: ED551392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Case Studies: African American Homeschoolers: Who Are They and Why Do They Opt to Homeschool?
Sherman, Sheila L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University
Homeschooling is not an aberration but a phenomenon which many scholars believe to be associated with the most idiosyncratic individuals. As unconventional as this educational method may appear, the practice of educating children at home is one alternative to charter, public, private, or parochial school that has increased in its appeal in the African American community. To date, there are no large-scale longitudinal, empirical, or qualitative studies about the thousands of African American homeschoolers. The study by Fields-Smith & Williams (2009), found race, religion and home-school interactions as reasons for electing homeschooling. According to African American parents in this study, race, religion, culture, and teacher's low expectations are the most common reasons for opting to homeschool. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: African American Students, Home Schooling, Parent Attitudes, Racial Factors, Religious Factors, Teacher Expectations of Students, Nontraditional Education, Longitudinal Studies
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